Talking Back to Emily Dickinson, and Other Essays

Talking Back to Emily Dickinson, and Other Essays

By: William H. Pritchard (author)Paperback

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This collection makes the case for literary criticism as an informed, aggressive, personal, and often humorous response to writers and writing. An unrepentant academic, William Pritchard nonetheless finds himself looking vainly, in much current professional study of literature, for what he sees as criticism's central task. This involves, in part, an attentiveness to the performing voice of the novelist, poet, or essayist under discussion. To bring out that quality, the critic must exploit, with invention and intrepidity, his or her own responsive voice - must "talk back" to the work of art.

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  • ISBN13: 9781558497870
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781558497870
  • ISBN10: 1558497870

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